The U. S. National Park Service National Capital Region is seeking a paid senior or graduate level student with a background in graphic design or digital art who will convert scientific findings into a graphic for online distribution. The intern will be given an analysis of historic weather and air quality data. The intern will produce a graphic to convey the provided daily climate information to include temperature, precipitation, air quality, and humidity.
The intern will work closely with the Urban Ecology Research Learning Alliance’s Science Education Coordinator to design a graphic best suited for science comprehension and an online distribution. The intern will have the opportunity to advise science staff on the decision process and alternatives.
This position will begin as soon as possible and continue for 6 months to 1 year depending on the student’s interest and available funding. Hours are anticipated to be part time. Duty station is flexible but visits to the Natural Resources and Science Office in Washington, DC will periodically be necessary. Additionally, the intern should be able to work with the computer programs Maya, Blender, Photoshop, After Effects, or similar. The intern should have experience creating a visual representation of findings from research or analysis.
UERLA is a National Park Service Research Learning Center that serves 16 parks in National Capital Region. We translate complex research results into readily understandable information, providing research, education, and technical assistance for parks. UERLA also provides science communication outreach to park managers and external audiences via websites, workshops, and publications. UERLA maintains research and education partnerships with universities, not-for- profit, education, and other federal agencies. The education activities of UERLA include providing training opportunities for NPS staff and partners, participating in science education programs, and building external partnerships that support science education in parks. Within the Natural Resources and Science Office, other science programs, such as botany, wildlife, geology, air resources, and inventory and monitoring, aquatic ecology work with the Urban Ecology Research Learning Alliance on interdisciplinary projects.
Students must be enrolled in the fall of 2017, be enrolled in a degree program and anticipate being enrolled in the spring semester. The position will be a GMU paid internship.
If interested, provide a current resume, transcripts, and letter of interest electronically to Ann_Gallagher@nps.gov
, Science Education Coordinator, Urban Ecology Research Learning Alliance, National Capital Region, National Park Service, 4598 MacArthur Blvd., NW, Washington, DC 20007, Cell: (240) 461-6171 and firstname.lastname@example.org
, R. Christian Jones, Professor and Director, Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center, George Mason University, 4400 University Dr. MSN 5F2, Fairfax, VA 22030.
The deadline for applying is July 21, 2017. We expect to interview candidates the week of July 24, 2017.